Lee Miller

Jean Dubuffet and Georges Limbour, Farley Farm, 1959

About this artwork

French Surrealist poet, Georges Limbour (top) and French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet, seen here at Miller’s home, were childhood friends.  Limbour was a member of the Surrealist movement along with Miller, but was expelled from the group in 1929. Dubuffet is known for inventing the term ‘Art Brut’ (which translates to ‘raw art’) to encompass artworks made by individuals who are mentally ill, children and untrained artists such as graffiti artists, whose work he collected and promoted. In the imagery made by these members of society, Dubuffet saw a directness of vision, untainted by high culture, which he found absent in the art works of his contemporaries.

  • title:
    Jean Dubuffet and Georges Limbour, Farley Farm, 1959
  • accession number:
    GMA 4997
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • date created:
    1959
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 38.30 x 30.00 cm; image size: 25.80 x 25.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • copyright:
    © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Lee Miller

Lee Miller